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In recent years the term ‘lifestyle’ property has become commonplace, so what really constitutes a true lifestyle property – and more specifically, one which offers the ultimate luxury way of living?
Explains Tania Smit, head of Pam Golding Auctions: “Buyers seeking what is truly an upmarket lifestyle property are looking for a luxury property which offers them an exceptional way of life by meeting their every need and more, in an environment that enhances their daily lives in inspiring surrounds. Its unique features and overall ambience create a sense of well-being that soothes the soul, even providing a sense of joie de vivre, whether it be tranquil, breath-taking views or spectacular architecture.”
Two exceptional properties which offer all this in abundance have come onto the market through Pam Golding Auctions at their next live, online auction on 26 April 2022.
The first of these is a magnificent 1 309sqm, five-bedroom luxury home in the award-winning Pezula Private Estate on the eastern Head of Knysna on the scenic Garden Route, just a 40-minute flight from Cape Town. Bordering Noetzie Beach and Sinclair Nature Reserve, this 9 150sqm property with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean offers world-class luxury, including access to all the facilities of the resort. Apart from the main house, it includes a one-bedroom cottage, two-bedroom guest suite and one bedroom staff accommodation, and goes on auction with a guide price of R44 million and no buyer’s fee payable.
Designed by renowned SA architect Joe van Rooyen, this exquisite home is an architectural masterpiece offering every luxurious indulgence, with three spacious en-suite bedrooms – the main with a large private deck, courtyard garden with a beautiful water feature, study, covered entertainment area and 18m heated rim-flow pool, study on a floating mezzanine, wine cellar, store rooms, six extra-large garages, gym with steam shower and private deck and even a separate dog kennel with heated floors and wash area. Solar heating, air-conditioning, wood pellet fireplaces, imported engineered oak flooring, granite tiles, and rainwater harvesting plus a water purification system, a central vacuuming system and gas-powered generator are just some of the features which cater for every convenience, coupled with understated design and elegance.
In Ashburton, near the N3 and only 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg CBD, a 395ha lifestyle game farm which incorporates a luxurious homestead of over 1 200sqm and beautiful dam, is also on auction with a guide price of R25 million. The property includes a barn purpose-built to fit a helicopter, two-bedroom granny flat, generous staff accommodation and store rooms, wellness centre and studio.
While situated only 12km from Oribi Airport with daily flights to Johannesburg, an hour from Durban and 90 minutes from the Drakensberg Mountains, the chances are you may never want to leave this beautiful and tranquil retreat with undulating scenic terrain to explore by walking, running, mountain or motor biking, horse riding, fishing and paddling, with iconic picnic spots along the river. The farms include over 250 head of game including Giraffe, Kudu, Zebra, Waterbuck, Nyala, Impala, Duiker, Jackal and Caracal, as well as excellent birdlife, including resident Martial Eagles, Fish Eagles and many other species.
A decades-old railway bridge adorns the entrance to the farm, where the path meanders along thorn trees and grassland over a river crossing where Giraffe, Zebra or Nyala may be seen quenching their thirst. The magnificent homestead is only 12 years old, yet exudes old-world charm with its lofty ceilings, reclaimed flooring and solid wood feature doors reminiscent of historic villas in KwaZulu-Natal. Designed with modern luxury, convenience and comfort in mind, no expense has been spared to make this a gracious home, every room detailed and stylish.
Highlights among numerous features include the conservatory, a Hollywood-styled main bedroom and spa/salon, a sophisticated security system and fully irrigated garden supplied by borehole water.
Adds Smit: “A further two lifestyle farms adjacent to the above game farm, comprising 192 and 111 hectares respectively, are also available for purchase on the auction, with guide prices of R7 million and R4.5 million.”
“Our catalogue for this forthcoming auction comprises nine specially curated properties in prime locations around the country, with guide prices totalling R103 million. These properties represent significant value for buyers as we have specific instructions from sellers to secure a sale within the total auction period of four weeks – which means they are all well-priced to sell on the day, or even prior to auction.
“Of further benefit to purchasers is that sellers have advised that they will consider all reasonable pre-auction offers. Registration for the auction opens on 12 April (2022).”
Since inception Pam Golding Auctions has achieved a notable sales success rate of close to 50% of the 10 catalogues of properties brought to market to date, with total sales to the value of R160 million.
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